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Yarden Katzrin 2011

Golan Heights Winery Releases 2011 Yarden Katzrin

Winery’s iconic wine is produced only from exceptional vintages

Golan Heights Winery, the leading premium winery in Israel, has released the 2011 Yarden Katzrin, its flagship wine produced from its best grapes harvested during outstanding vintages only. The 2011 Yarden Katzrin was launched at Yarden Vintage 2015, the Winery’s wine and gourmet festival taking place at Golan Heights Winery on May 13-14, 2015.

Comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon and a bit of Merlot, Yarden Katzrin is produced exclusively in special vintages. The 2011 harvest was recognized as such despite the fact that it recorded the lowest temperatures ever in the region and 130% average annual rainfall. This vintage was interesting and surprising as it followed the 2010 harvest with its particularly high temperatures.

The 2011 Yarden Katzrin represents the peak of Golan Heights Winery’s winemaking prowess. A wine of rare and impressive quality, Yarden Katzrin expresses the Winery’s philosophy of ongoing improvement. From close attention to detail in the vineyards, including individualized handling of various vineyard plots, to significant technological investments in growing and production, nothing is overlooked throughout the entire winemaking process. Under the leadership of Head Winemaker Victor Schoenfeld, Yarden Katzrin epitomizes the Winery’s uncompromising quest for quality and excellence.

“A rich wine of exceptional qualities, Yarden Katzrin embodies the best of the Winery’s creative process,” said Anat Levi, CEO of Golan Heights Winery. “As a blend of two varieties, the 2011 Yarden Katzrin tells the story of the Golan growing region as a whole. This wine expresses the unique landscapes and characteristics of the Golan, the stunning power of nature, and the wonderful creativity of our people.”

“The 2011 growing season was our coldest ever, and we had to adapt ourselves to the special conditions that developed before our eyes,” said Victor Schoenfeld. “The combination of the hot 2010 vintage and the cold 2011 vintage taught us an important lesson: the Golan is capable of producing excellent wines even in years of extreme weather, which is highly unusual in the world of wine.”

The 2011 Yarden Katzrin is the eighth in a line of Yarden Katzrin wines (1990, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2007) that have received wide-ranging praise in Israel and throughout the world.

The 2011 Yarden Katzrin was produced in a special limited edition of 53 barrels only. The wine will be distributed in domestic and foreign markets, and will be featured on the wine lists of a number of prestigious restaurants in Israel and abroad.